purple pansies 33

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 6:07 AM | , , ,

Hi! It's been awhile. I'm writing this post with a heavy heart as I sit at the airport waiting to depart to Houston for several days to spend time with my sweet sister and her family. Last week Friday, I received horrible news that the breast cancer has metastasized to my sister's brain. She has several large tumors, one was debulked meaning the entire tumor can not be removed and the other is inoperable. I'm going to try to be strong for her husband and two children as my heartaches for all of them but my heart hurting as well. Please keep my sister and her family in your thoughts and prayers. She loves pansies and asked that I paint her some so here is my first attempt.


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Nora N. said...

Oh Mona! I am so sorry. I will say some prayers. This is such a beautiful painting of flowers. I am in awe of your talent. Big hugs.

Fran said...

Such a horrible disease. Lovely pansy painting.

Linda Kunsman said...

your pansies are so beautiful Mona. My heart aches with you as I too am going thru a loss. But you are so right in that you have to be strong up front. There will be time to grieve later. Love and light to your sister and family.

Giggles said...

Dearest Mona I am so sorry for all of your family in this difficult time. I hope you can spend some quality moments with your sister. My heart aches for all of you. Say and do what you need to. There is no right or wrong way...your heart will lead you! Stunning pansies she will love them! Sending love and light to all of your family!

Big Hugs Giggles

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my dear Mona!!! I am so sorry to hear that your sister is not doing well. My heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong!
Your painting is stunning and I am sure your sister will enjoy looking at it.
Take care,
Samra

Sue Marrazzo said...

May your sister know that many will be praying for her.
God Bless you all <3

Cheryl W. said...

My heart just hurts for your sister's suffering and for yours. I will definitely be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. My mother succumbed to brain cancer years ago. I know they have much better treatment methods now, and I send my very best wishes to your sister. Your pansies are beautiful, and I'm sure she'll love them.

Sue Lelli said...

She will LOVE these Mona and she will LOVE having you there, telling her how much you love her and recalling fond memories of her. I am so glad you were able to go and spend some time with her. You are both in my heart and prayers.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh your pansies are perfect in every way! So beautiful!! I am so very sorry about your sister ... My heart aches for you ... My friend is going through the same thing and I am constantly by her side... It's all we can do. You will be in my thoughts and prayers... Be strong

Beth Norman said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. She will love these pansies. You always rock your paintings.

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Mona, what a terrible news. I feel for you and your sister and her family and wish you all the strenght needed! Ik hope your beautiful pansies brighten her day.

Team Clark said...

I truly understand now why your interests have changed from scrap/mm to fine arts - you are quite gifted! Beautiful painting!

suzyb said...

Sending healing prayer to you and your family. Your paintings are lovely and Pansies are soooo cute. I have heard that they are a sign of friendship. Positive thoughts coming from our house to yours.

Patty O'Malley said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Definitely will keep her and the family in my prayers. You've painted a beautiful painting for your sister, which I am sure will bring a smile to her face. Hugs.

Susan Lankford said...

Mona, I'm so very sorry about your sister and am praying for God's comfort for all of your family...I know the pansy painting that you perfect for her will greatly speak to her heart and yours...

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona,
I will keep your sister, her family - and your entire family in my heart and prayers. Beautiful painting for your sister. Sending hugs and prayers.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Mona, I am so sorry to hear your terrible news. I know your heart must be breaking. I will pray for you and your family. Cancer took my sweet daddy, so I know how hard this will be. Use this time to tell her how much you love her and what's she has meant to you. Sending lots of hugs.

Paper Profusion said...

I'm so very sorry Mona. Sending strenght and warmest wishes to you all across the divide. Your dear sister will love your beautiful pansies. Big hugs, Nicola x

Greta said...

Oh dear Mona--I'm writing though tears as my heart aches for you & your family. Wishing you happy moments & peace as you share time with your sister. I know your pansies will bring her some joy at this sorrowful time. You're in my thoughts. Hugs, Greta

Petra Swart said...

So sorry to hear the sad news of your sister, Mona!!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!! Sending warm wishes and strength to you!!!!! She is going to love your beautiful pansies and having you by her side is going to be so special for her!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your pansies are beautiful, Mona! I'm very sorry to hear your families sad news, Mona. I lost my cousin to brain cancer, it was so hard, she was several years younger than me and just the sweetest angel I've ever known! Hugs to you...

Debbi said...

Absolutely amazing, Mona! Really beautiful! I am really sorry to hear the news about your sis. This will definitely give her beauty and strength. TFS!

Davi said...

Oh Dear Mona my heart is heavy hearing your devastating news! Im praying that you all will be comforted and that your time together will be sweet and encouraging! I know how difficult this is as my brother in law received the same terrible news last summer. You did a fantastic job on the pansies and Im sure your sis will be so proud of your special painting for her. Big hugs friend!!

Julia Aston said...

Oh Mona - I am SO SO sorry for your sister and your family - what a tragedy - but how lovely that you are able to go and be with her - and give her this lovely pansy canvas. My prayers are with you all may you find strength in your sister-love - Julia xx

Denise van Deventer said...

I am so sorry Mona to hear of your sisters cancer. I will certainly keep her and her family and you, in my prayers. My sister had a scare just recently and that was enough to scare the living daylights out of me too! I hope that you can spend time with her and you both be blessed by it! Your pansies are gorgeous and you did a superb job! Your sister will love it! xx

Lisa said...

Oh Mona, my heart hurts for you. I am so, so sorry about your sister. I have added her and your entire family to my prayers. I know it must make her feel better to have you with her. You can tell that you put your heart into the gorgeous painting of the beautiful pansies. They look amazing!! I love the colors and design!!

I wish there was something more that I can say besides I'm thinking of you and praying. Sending lots of comforting hugs.

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so very sorry to hear your sad news, Mona. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you face this terrible and unfair tragedy. May you all have precious time together sharing beautiful memories and making new ones. Your pansies are spectacular!! Lots of hugs, Darnell

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh Mona, my heart goes out to you in this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead. You're sister will adore this gorgeous painting to give her a bit of light and cheer. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Lisa said...

This is beautiful Mona and I'm sure it brought happiness to your sister's heart. I am so very sorry to hear this news. You will ALL be in my thoughts and prayers. She has fought a strong battle. Hugs to you sweet friend.

Suzanne C said...

Mona I just read this and I am so very sorry to hear this and am sending you hugs and prayers.

Lisa S. said...

Mona, I am so sorry to hear this news....I lost my sister to cancer in late January and every day my heart hurts. Words fail at times like this but I hope you take comfort in knowing how many people are praying for your sister, her family and you. May God Bless each of you. xx

Sherrie K. said...

Mona, I am so very sorry to hear the news of your sister. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Your pansies are so beautiful and can feel the love your poured into this painting. I am sure she will love it. '
Sending you big bloggy hugs my friend along with prayers to all of you.
Sherrie K

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These flowers are so beautiful. Flowers are such a beautiful thing, like people they blossom into little baby buds, and flower out to their peak of life and shine their beauty for all to see. And when they wither and spread their seeds for the next generation of flowers, we do not remember this part as much as when they were at their peak and the beauty that shined and left us all breathless. This is how I feel about my sister. I am so sorry to learn about your sisters health.


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